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It’s Been a Long Road to Nats For Hawk’s Mylenek: By Darren Miller

Nathan Mylenek ran in high school to stay in shape for soccer. He will run Saturday to become a collegiate All-American. Courtesy Hawkeyesports.com, click here! Feature photo: Iowa Men’s Cross Country ©Brian Ray/Hawkeyesports.com Mylenek, a junior from Clarkston, Michigan, is the first University of Iowa men’s cross country runner to qualify for the NCAA Championships […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For November 15, 2018: Nationals Prep

Feature photo:@Dominic Urbano 2013 On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look at the results from the National Junior College Championships and look ahead to the regionals for DII and it’s Nationals Week for NAIA, DI and DIII! We talk about all our Iowans and Iowa teams competing this week on this […]

Memory of the 1985 ISU XC Team: Tami Prescott

Every year around this time, members of the ISU family pause to remember the events surrounding the 1985 NCAA National Cross Country Championships.  What should have been a time of joy, success and love, turned into a tragic day that shocked anyone connected with collegiate cross country and the Cyclone Community. It was a day when […]

D1 and D3 National Qualifiers

Representing the state of Iowa at the D3 Cross Country Championships at UW Osh Kosh Saturday will be: Feature photo: ISU Women’s XC©Cyclones Athletics-2017 Teams: Wartburg Men and Women Individuals: Alec Bass-University of Dubuque Mason Wicker, Cuyler Gabriel and Austin Bach-Cornell Kassie Rosenbum-Loras Miranda Kruiswyk-Central Complete list of D3 qualifiers: http://www.ustfccca.org/2018/11/featured/field-announced-for-ncaa-division-iii-cross-country-championships In the D1 Championships, also […]

Yanek Getting Back in Form For the Tide at Regionals

In the women’s championship, junior Esther Gitahi led the Tide with a 29th-place finish in 21:16.7 over the 6,000-meter course. Fellow juniors McKenzie Yanek (21:33.4) and Rebecca Buteau (21:42.0) finished 39th and 50th, respectively, while senior Nicole Gardner (21:45.9) finished 54th and sophomore Maddie Dearborn finished 72nd in 22:11.7 to round out the scoring for […]

Iowans Help Cyclones on to Nationals

Women The No. 15 Iowa State women’s cross country team cruised to its third NCAA Midwest Regional title in a row, and its seventh in the last eight seasons. The Cyclones tallied 78 team points, which was 62 points better than second-place Oklahoma State (140). Courtesy Cyclone Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Call Logue-ISU©Michael Scott 2017 […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For November 8, 2018: Mike Byrnes

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look toward the regional cross country meets for Division 1 and 3 as well as NAIA and the Junior Colleges. We explore the world of track photography through the eyes of Next Level Iowa photographer Mike Byrnes who currently has a photo exhibit on the campus […]

Thompson All-Conference On the Course and In Class

Senior cross country runner Trey Thompson has helped the Storm get to the front of the pack in the championship season. Placing sixth out of 175 runners, Thompson earned the first all-conference honors of his career and he helped the Storm place fifth overall at the American Rivers Conference Championships. Courtesy Storm Athletics by Madison DePover, […]

Photographer, Mike Byrnes Displays His Track Photos

Mike Byrnes is a photographer who has a long history of shooting sports of all kinds and all levels.  Mike, has been a great supporter and help for Next Level Iowa.  Recently, Mike and Doug Wells of Grand View College (another great supporter and contributor of NLI) teamed up to exhibit some of Mike’s best photos […]

Prescott Earns Sportsmanship Award

Gophers Bethany Hasz and Megan Haszearned All-Big Ten honors and Elyse Prescott was named Minnesota’s B1G Sportsmanship Award recipient as the Big Ten Conference announced its individual award recipients and sportsmanship honorees on Tuesday after Sunday’s Big Ten Cross Country Championship. Courtesy Golden Gophers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Minnesota Women’s Cross Country©Golden Gophers Athletics 2017 B. Hasz earned […]